Thursday, September 23, 2010

revival praise and thankful thursday

I am thankful that God reigned victorious over the revival services at Eternity Baptist Church in Alamagordo, New Mexico. Even more thankful that He allowed Jimbo and I to be part of it.

The enemy tried everything he could in his power to quench the spirit, stop the power and cause the servant of the Lord to falter. Jimbo began getting sick on our way here on Friday and by Sunday he was just barely making it. We began doctoring him with various medicines. We tried just about everything. For a man who never gets sick, he was almost down for the count. What started out as just a minor sinus problem escaladed into fever, chills, sore throat, headache and all over achiness. By last night, the final night of revival, he could hardly talk.

But as determined as satan was to get some sort of victory out of this and cause God's man to be unable to function, God was more determined to speak through His servant and do a mighty work. And a mighty work He did!

The winds of revival blew with a mighty roar through the church. People were moved by the Spirit of God. Lives have been touched and changed. Decisions were made. The altar was baptized in many tears of surrender. Hearts were pricked to get right with God. Recommitments were made before the Lord and His people. It was a glorious, awesome revival.

God took a humble servant that was at a low in physical health and just spoke a powerful Word through him. He reigned! He won the victory! He enabled Jimbo to muster up the strength to stand at the pulpit and be the mouthpiece for God. He indeed brought new life to the weary. He carried him from strength to strength. God is so good.

We saw God in a new and more intimate way this week. We felt His presence in each service and saw the invisible handprints of our Lord on each person present. We have been revived!

Thank you, Lord, for loving us enough to die for us that we might taste eternal life in glory with You forever.

In full surrender,
Thank you GREG!


Andrea said...

"The winds of revival blew through!" I love it! Praising GOD with you!!

Gina said...

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blogs. They are so uplifting to me.

NanaNor's said...

Praising Him for you and your man!!!!! So thankful for the Spirit's outpouring there and seeking more of it here in my own life. Hugs sweet sister, safe travels too.

NanaNor's said...

Praising Him for you and your man!!!!! So thankful for the Spirit's outpouring there and seeking more of it here in my own life. Hugs sweet sister, safe travels too.


Sister Beth, Praise God that He used you and your husband to minister in His Name! PTL :-)

Nana Jul said...

I just love it when God makes his presence K.N.O.W.N!!
I hope your Jimbo is feeling better - I bet he is!
Praise God - He Reigns!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So glad for you time of ministry in such a beautiful place; so glad for the provision of God that empowers us, even at our weakest!

His Word marches on. Thank you for your faithfulness to spread the good news.


Diana said...

What a praise!!! Enjoy your time there.

BECKY said...

What a marvelous, wonderful Savior we serve!! Love your phrase, "the altar was baptized in tears of surrender"!! What a lovely word picture! So thankful that the nasty old devil didn't get his way!! Hope Jimbo is all better now!

Thank you for sharing such great news!!
HUGS and prayers,

Sonja said...

"Revival"... that word and "prayer" always went hand in hand for my own dad, so I have LOVED reading about your time in New Meixco, and the pictures are wonderful. It's always such a good reminder to see that God is at work all over this world, including a town in New Mexico! Thanks for sharing, I've loved reading this!

Sunday morning hugs!

Connie Arnold said...

I've been enjoying reading your posts, Beth. It's great to read of the revival and the Lord's presence and working in people's lives!

angelonwheels said...

God is there are just no words that are enough to describe him! How did I miss the pic with you and Beth Moore, when did that happen?